The stormy season has started…
…so Jane is making her favourite soup!
Everyone in the Quimper Hitty family loves this easy and delicious home made Tomato Soup…it is thick and hearty and more filling than it looks, so comforting when it is a cold, stormy day outside!
Human Proportions are:
Two tablespoons vegetable oil – put into a large saucepan and heat;
two cloves of garlic, crushed, minced – add to the heated oil;
six cups tomatoes (fresh peeled, or canned) – add to the sizzling garlic and cooked about ten minutes until soft and bubbling;
two teaspoons fennel seeds (optional) – add to the tomatoes;
one and a half cups milk, cream, mixture or substitute – warm first, then add to the soup (this prevents curdling);
half a pound of grated cheddar cheese – add to the soup, stir until dissolved;
season with dried basil, salt and pepper to taste.
Eat as is, or if you like it less lumpy, then blend slightly or completely using an immersion blender, but do this before adding cheese, or it is a nasty cleaning job.
top tip about the cheese in the blender. Not something I’d thought about. thanks.
Many hours of scrubbing saved – yay!
Tomato soup is a favorite in our household. This recipe looks great…it’s a chilly morning and I believe I have all of the ingredients to make this soup today. I can hardly wait to try it. Thank you.
I hope you like the recipe as much as we do – we find it a really sustaining soup!
Our tomato crop has been wonderfully bountiful this year, so we’ve been feasting on tomato casseroles and soup, too. Yum! Our dehydrator is going non stop as we dry tomatoes, too. They make a deliciously tangy snack when dried, and of course are delicious when re-constituted. By the way, adding lentils to tomato soup is delicious, too 🙂
Tomato time is a delicious time of year…and this soup is our very favourite! We have added tomatoes to lentil soup but never lentils to tomato soup!
Jane, thanks so much for letting us take a peek at what you’re up to today. There are still red tomatoes on our counter, fresh heavy creamed milk in the refrigerator, this year’s garlic in a nearby basket and the other ingredients are handy-this will be on our menu this weekend. Thank you so much for this lovely sounding recipe and the added peek into your miniature kitchen. It helps set the mood (for me to make food) on these days that are more grey.
It can be hard to get going on a grey and gloomy day – we just love it when Jane revives our spirits with Tomato Soup!
Lovely photos! I especially enjoyed the jar of herbs and bottle of herbed oil. Now I am craving tomato soup too!
Thanks! Jane is very happy with her jar of Basil from the Quimper garden…it was just the right garnish for the soup!
Oh! The tiny head of garlic, so perfect! The soup does sound delicious, and I would probably add a good teaspoon of smoked paprika to mine.
This soup requires garlic – luckily Jane has a good supply of French Garlic, but if she runs out she can nip down the the store, which always has a braid of them! Paprika -m-m-m! I love how people add a bit of this or a bit of that to perfect the recipe to their own preferences!
I have never been a fan of Tomato soup but I am not tempted to try Jane’s recipe!!
ahem I meant to say I would be tempted to try Jane’s recipe….do not know where that “not” came from!!! *(Hetty Hickory perhaps!)
Hetty Hickory is quite good at tangling things in knots!
Jane will be sure to make her best Mushroom soup when you come to visit!